Men’s Mental Health Community Fund

Grant Type Core costs and project costs
Status Closed
Applications accepted from Social Enterprises? Yes
Maximum grant available £2,000 per year per location for a 2-year period

Brief Description

Grants to improve men’s mental health, to reduce the risk and incidence of suicide amongst men in high risk groups in the following areas; Brandon, Newmarket, Ipswich, Leiston and/or Stowmarket.

Criteria

Due to limited funding and the level of demand expected, this fund is expected to close before the deadline date. Therefore please submit your application straight away. Once the fund has been closed, no further applications will be accepted even if the application has been started.

Purpose

To improve men’s mental health, to reduce the risk and incidence of suicide amongst men in high risk groups in the following areas; Brandon, Newmarket, Ipswich, Leiston and/or Stowmarket.

Community groups, charities, social enterprises and organisations that support men’s mental health and suicide prevention are invited to apply. Applications should be:

  • Work that supports men, especially middle-aged men, and young men where there is an emerging risk, or;
  • Work supporting men in high risk groups:
      • In the care of Mental Health Services, including inpatients
      • With a history of self-harm
      • In contact with the Criminal Justice System
      • Working in specific occupations such as the construction industry, rural or agricultural sectors
      • Other at-risk groups – BAME, LGBTQ, Veterans, Homeless and rough sleepers, survivors of domestic/sexual abuse

Grant Size

Grants of £2,000 per year, per location are available for a 2-year period. For example; if an organisation is seeking funding to deliver work in all of the five specified locations it can apply for £10,000 per year.

Matchfunding is desirable but not essential.

 

Public Health England links for each of the specified areas

Brandon – https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7ak49tkyskl29a7/AADJpLpN3eEzqeJkiv6X2Ss9a?dl=0&preview=2019_12_10+Brandon+Local+Health+Profile.pdf

Newmarket – https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7ak49tkyskl29a7/AADJpLpN3eEzqeJkiv6X2Ss9a?dl=0&preview=2019_12_10+Newmarket+Local+Health+Profile.pdf

Ipswich – https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7ak49tkyskl29a7/AADJpLpN3eEzqeJkiv6X2Ss9a?dl=0&preview=2019_12_10+Ipswich+Local+Health+Profile.pdf

Leiston – https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7ak49tkyskl29a7/AADJpLpN3eEzqeJkiv6X2Ss9a?dl=0&preview=2019_12_10+Leiston+Local+Health+Profile.pdf

Stowmarket – https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7ak49tkyskl29a7/AADJpLpN3eEzqeJkiv6X2Ss9a?dl=0&preview=2019_12_10+Stowmarket+%26+Needham+Market+Local+Health+Profile.pdf

 

Exclusions and reporting requirements

One off educational projects will NOT be supported. Projects are expected to commence by June 2020. Reporting will be required on a quarterly basis over the two-year period with case studies.

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